The winner of Missouri’s first $1,000-a-day-for-life prize in the Lucky for Life Draw Game has come forward to claim his prize. Stephen Taylor, of Sedalia, presented the winning ticket at Lottery Headquarters in Jefferson City on June 23.
Taylor’s ticket matched all five white-ball numbers and the Lucky Ball number drawn on June 18 to win the game’s top prize. The winning numbers – 1, 6, 16, 27 and 34, with a Lucky Ball of 2 – were contained in the first of five plays on the ticket Taylor purchased at Woods Supermarket, 1400 S. Limit Ave. in Sedalia.
“That top line? That’s me right there!” he joked of his reaction to eyeing the numbers on his winning ticket. “That’s me!”
Lucky for Life is a $2 multi-state Draw Game. In addition to offering top prizes of $1,000 a day for life, the game also features a $25,000-a-year-for-life second prize. The Missouri Lottery has had 13 $25,000-a-year-for-life winners.
Collectively, Lottery players in Pettis County won more than $7 million in the last full fiscal year. During the same time period, retailers in Pettis County received more than $714,000 in commissions and incentives, and an additional $2.6 million from Missouri Lottery proceeds went to educational programs in the county.